Avionica achieves ISO 9001:2000, AS9100 certification

Avionica reported that the Quality Management System has been assessed and approved by National Quality Assurance (NQA) against the provisions of ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100 Revision B. Avionica specializes in complete flight data management solutions comprising both airborne avionics as well as ground support equipment. Our airborne products include satLINK, the airborne Iridium voice and messaging communications gateway, secureLINK(TM), the airborne 802.11 wireless gatelink router, the miniQAR(TM), the world’s first miniature quick access flight data recorder. Soon to be released is the company’s cellQAR(TM), a 3G cellular QAR solution weighing under 9 oz.

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Continental Airlines reports August 2008 operational performance

Continental Airlines reported an August consolidated (mainline plus regional) load factor of 83.9%, 1.4 points below the August 2007 consolidated load factor. Consolidated traffic increase 0.7% and capacity increased 2.4% as compared to August 2007.

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CIT reports 100th aircraft financing milestone with NetJets

CIT Aerospace, a unit of CIT, has reached a milestone of financing 100 total aircraft, mostly in increments of 1/16th and 1/8th shares, through its fractional lease and finance program with long-time commercial partner NetJets. NetJets is the pioneer and worldwide leader in fractional aircraft ownership. With this milestone, CIT is approaching $1.5 billion in total lease and loan originations for NetJets clients.

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ST Aerospace completes MD-11BCF conversion programme for UPS

Singapore Technologies Aerospace reported the redelivery of the 38th MD-11 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) to UPS Airlines after completion of its passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversion at its Singapore-based facility, ST Aviation Services Company (SASCO). This also marks the successful completion of the MD-11 PTF conversion programme for UPS Airlines. SASCO began the PTF conversion programme for UPS Airlines in April 2001. To date, SASCO has redelivered a total of 58 MD-11BCF aircraft to various airlines for The Boeing Company, completing an average of one aircraft every one and a half months.

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Macquarie completes acquisition of Sentient Businesses

Macquarie Global Opportunities Partners (MGOP) has completed the acquisition of the jet membership, retail charter and fuel management business units previously owned by Sentient Jet Holdings, LLC. The businesses are now operating as a standalone company and will retain the Sentient brand. Terms were not disclosed.

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Aerosonic receives new order from Boeing

Aerosonic Corporation, a leading supplier of precision flight products for commercial, business and military aircraft, announced the Company has received a new order from Boeing to provide Angle of Attack transmitters for the F/A-18E/F super Hornet and EA-18G Growler valued at approximately $1.4 million with deliveries scheduled to begin in March 2009.

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Julian Scopes appointed president of BAE Systems India

Julian Scopes has been appointed President of BAE Systems India. Based at BAE Systems’ offices in New Delhi, Scopes will be responsible for defining and implementing BAE Systems’ strategy in India and will lead the company’s corporate initiatives in the Indian sub-continent. Scopes joins from BAE System’s London headquarters, where he was Head of Government Relations and UK Business Development. The appointment of a key senior executive to lead the Delhi office is an indication of the level of focus and priority with which BAE Systems is addressing the Indian market.

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